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sukhothai from Phitsanoluk

Posted by reenakukreja on 31/7/2007 at 00:48

Hi, I will be travelling from Bangkok via train to Phitsanoluk, the final destination being Sukhothai. I was hoping to take the 2:30 train out which reaches there at 8:45 pm. Does anyone know till what time the local buses connecting to Sukhothai run? How often and what would be the best place to get them.

Thanks.

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Posted by Tilapia on 31/7/2007 at 02:01

Buses stop running to Phitsanulok from Sukhothai at either 5:00 or 6:00 or sometime in between. I was told that buses continued running to Sukhothai from Phitsanulok for several hours after, but am not certain if there are buses after 9:00 pm. I would not count on getting a bus to Sukhothai after 9:00 pm, though. Someone else might have more exact info.

If this is the case, you are going to be tight for time unless your bus gets in early. The bus and train stations are about 1 1/2 km away from each other. You should be able to find a way there, though, either by taxi or songthaew. Good luck.

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Posted by Tilapia on 31/7/2007 at 02:07

Sorry, I meant "unless your train gets in early".

Long weekend!

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Posted by reenakukreja on 31/7/2007 at 05:03

thanks for your input. I had heard the same that buses stop running in the evening but was not sure about the information. Do you know at what time the buses from Phitsanoluk to Sukhothai begin their operations. I might take the night train from Bangkok that reaches there at 4 am.

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Posted by Tilapia on 31/7/2007 at 20:09

Not sure, but I'd guess that they start leaving early. There is a market near the train station that's set-up in the evenings, and probably has a bunch of stalls open in the morning, too, so you can grab something to eat when you get off the train.

You can walk from the train station to Wat Mahathat (Wat Yai) to see one of the greatest Buddhas in the country. The monks will probably be doing their thing at that time of the morning and it could be quite magical. It's about a 15 minute walk, right on the river, and right by the bridge that leads to Sukhothai. Since there's nothing in between Sukhothai and Phitsanulok, you can probably flag down any bus at the bridge expecting that it will be going to Sukhothai. This will save you the 2 km hike to the bus station.

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